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The long wait for fusion power may be coming to an end

Some experts think commercial fusion reactors could begin operation as soon as 2030.<p>Renewable energy sources like solar and wind account for a growing share of the world’s electric power. That’s no surprise, given concerns about the carbon emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants and their …

Nuclear Energy

New World Cruise Will Travel Around The Globe In Five Months

The newest "Navigate the World" voyage journeys nearly 40,000 miles around the globe.<p>A cruise is an ideal, relaxing getaway. Where else can you sail the open seas to a brand new destination while enjoying cuisine and drinks to your heart's content? There's just one thing: It never lasts quite long …

Shipping

Day Tripping in Horsey Middleburg, Virginia

Middleburg, Virginia is known for being the nation's horse and hunt capital; it's guarded and private with a certain snob appeal. As of 2014, 611 residents live in the coveted zip code and thrive on the country state of mind. For the most part, everything in Middleburg revolves around horses. There …

New England

Visitor's Guide to San Francisco

This guide is for the San Francisco tourist, from a recent visitor: a photographic guide of pointers that bring together a list to choose from when planning your visit -- points of interest, noteworthy areas of the city, factoids, historically famous San Francisco spots, best views, and recommended …

San Francisco

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

France

Driving California's Sierra Nevada

Drive up into the lofty Sierra Nevada, which conservationist John Muir called ‘The Range of Light.’ Here you can witness earth-shaking waterfalls, hug towering trees, clamber up granite domes and camp out in high-country meadows where wildflowers bloom.<p>This article is an excerpt from the thorough …

National Parks

National Geographic Travel

Your Perfect Cali Road Trip: San Francisco to Monterey

San Fran, Muir Woods, Point Lobos. We did it all and more. Photos by Tess Falotico.<p><i>By Tess Falotico for Fathom</i> | <i>See the redwoods. Shop local designers and thrift shops. Eat everything, spend nothing. Drive 232 miles in a week. We did it all and more. Without going insane. Fathom's Tess Falotico</i> …

San Francisco

This Secret Slice Of Oregon Coast Is The Most Beautiful Place You've Never Heard Of

Picture this: Twelve miles of forested park. A rocky, rugged coastline dotted by secret sandy beaches. Seaside prairies. Three-hundred-year-old Sitka spruce trees.<p>Turns out heaven IS a place on Earth, and it's called Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor.<p>Located on the southern Oregon coast …

Nat Geo Staff Picks: America’s Best Beach Towns

Is there a magic formula for the perfect beach town? No, but America could offer up more than a few candidates if they were doling out the title.<p><b>Here are just a few of them, recommended by Nat Geo Travel staffers:</b><p><b>Cannon Beach, Oregon:</b> “At only an hour-and-a-half drive away, Cannon Beach was an easy …

21 Ways To See America For Cheap

The night is warm, the sun is setting, the PBR is flowing, and suddenly you find yourself with a burning and insatiable urge to explore the great United States before summer runs out.<p>Trust us: The classic cross-country trip of your dreams -- whether you've got a week in the car or a couple days by …

National Geographic Travel

How To Spend The Perfect Summer Day In Vail, Colorado

Whoever said Vail was just a "winter city" is <i>seriously</i> confused.<p>The town is gorgeous when dusted in snow (see video for proof), but those same sights -- known to attract America's richest, most indulgent travelers -- are less crowded, less frigid and all the more epic during summer months.<p>Even if …

10 Reasons to Spend August in Phoenix

Ever wonder what 114 degrees feels like? Phoenicians can tell you -- in fact, they just felt it the other day. Yep, August in the Valley of the Sun is, well, sunny. At a certain point, all the dryness in the world can't distract from this kind of heat.<p>Here's the thing, though. Summer in Arizona can …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Exploring the quiet side of California Wine Country

Blooming orchards under azure skies, vivid mustard flowers beneath budding vines, and rocky hillsides wrapped in fingers of fog – it’s no wonder California’s Wine Country receives millions of annual visitors. With its mild Mediterranean climate and mineral-rich soil, Napa and Sonoma Valleys seem …

Wine

Oregon's secret surprises

Known primarily for the quirky city of Portland, Oregon is a mostly rural state that holds a landscape diversity to rival anywhere in the US. Big hitter destinations like Mt Hood, Crater Lake, Cannon Beach and the Columbia Gorge get heavy fair-weather traffic but there are plenty of other amazing …

Oregon

How Not to Look Like a Tourist in Paris

By Lily Heise, Condé Nast Traveler<p><b>How to greet someone:</b><p>Start off on the right foot by greeting people with "bonjour" (hello). It's not only polite to do when you're introduced directly to someone, but also when you go into a shop, when you're first approached by a waiter at a restaurant, even when …

France

Visiting California's Wine Country

Vineyards never feel very far away in California, where world-beating wines await. With a broad variety of heirloom and imported varietals that are true expressions of this vibrant, varied landscape, there is no time like the present to wine-taste across California.<p>Idyllic Fall Day in the Napa …

Wineries

How to Clear Your Clutter

The important questions you need to ask when cleaning your closet.<p>If you long for an organized home that makes you truly happy, advice from Lauren Rosenfeld & Dr. Melva Green could help. Consider the following when cleaning out...<p><b>Set Your Intentions:</b> What energy do you want to create in each space …

Dining Rooms

20 roads you should drive in your lifetime

There are millions of miles of roads in the world, and some of these roads provide incredible views of the surrounding landscape. Sometimes, the roads themselves are a work of art.<p>We've come up with the ultimate list of the world's most beautiful roads to prove that sometimes the journey is much …

Hiking

Daily Travel Startup Watch: Blade, Mapture and More

Every day we alert our readers of new startups in the travel industry being listed on AngelList, as an early information service for those who keep …

Our Favorite Off-Beat Beaches For Escaping The (Major) Crowds

No summer is complete without a trip to the beach. But instead of the typical best-of roundup, we decided to do something a little different: We had the ShermansTravel staff share their favorite off-beat alternatives to the hotspots that everyone flocks to in drove. We won't go as far as to call …

Myrtle Beach

10 Best Hotel Porches in the U.S.

Porches have a way of adding that homey touch to hotels, and they're an ideal spot to sit and soak up the view, preferably while leaning back in an Adirondack chair with a drink in hand. These 10 American hotels all have great porches, but what makes them unique is their size--some are humble, but …

New England

Great American Road Trips

A classic American pastime, road trips are an amazing way to experience the beauty and charm of America's incredibly diverse landscape.<p><b>California's Pacific Coast Highway</b><p>Also known as California State Route 1, the Pacific Coast Highway runs nearly 550 miles along California's coastline, past some of …

New England

20 best places to visit in the United States | CNN Travel

What Are the Best National Parks Without Waiting Lines?

<i>A:</i><p>Everyone has heard of the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite—and for good reason. These national parks are American treasures. But their red ravines, spewing geysers, and endless valleys attract countless visitors, especially come summer. If you want a dose of natural beauty sans crazy …

National Parks

An American Writer in Paris

An American writer in Paris. Me. Well, maybe? I'm sure going to try. The pressure is palpable. I can feel Hemingway, Stein, and Fitzgerald. The whole lot of Lost Generation ex pats anticipating my pièce de résistance. It's a lot to live up to and I'm really just here attending a wedding for four …

France